Firefighters knock down blaze that burned auto-body shop in Lynwood

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Fire crews knocked down a blaze that engulfed an auto-body shop in Lynwood Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of East Imperial Highway and was extinguished by about 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The blaze had threatened multiple nearby structures, officials said.

First arriving units reported seeing smoke and fire showing from the auto-body shop.

It’s unclear what ignited the fire, which was seen from miles away down the 105 Freeway.

Photos from the scene showed a thick cloud of dark smoke over the commercial building.

No injuries had been reported as of 1:30 p.m. and crews have started overhaul operations, LAFD tweeted.

No further details were immediately available.

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